Advent Isn’t About Something That Happened Long Ago

If advent means “coming” why are we awaiting Jesus’ first coming?  Didn’t He come already?  Yes, we celebrate the wonderful event of Christmas but we also look forward to the coming of the Lord at the end of time.

Advent is not just about something that happened long ago OR only about what will happen sometime in the future.  Jesus is coming to us RIGHT NOW!  Through the Bible, through prayer, through the kindness of others Jesus comes to us as often as we open our hearts to Him.

So while we count the days to 12/25 and look forward to the day Christ will return in glory, let’s NOT WAIT to invite Him into our hearts and homes today, right now.

Lord Jesus, prepare our hearts to receive you, today and every day of our lives.  Amen.

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